Dicotyledonous herbaceous plant biodiversity of Balaghat City (M.P.) and Surrounding Area
Pratima Bisen, Pushpalata Kamleshiya
Herbaceous plant species are important components of ecosystems which form groundcover of area most of them are dicotyledonous. These are a major source of medicine, aroma, food and fodder. Floristic studies evaluate the floral diversity. Balaghat is rich in its floral biodiversity. In the following survey which was carried out from June 2019 to May 2021, 285 dicot plant species related to174 genus 57 families are recorded. Asteraceae, Fabaceaeand Acanthaceae are dominating families with 40, 40, 23 spp. sequentially. Euphorbiaceae (17 spp.), Amaranthaceae & Solanaceae (16 spp.) and Lamiaceae & Malvaceae (14 spp.) are sub-dominating families. 21 families were monotypic. Documenting indigenous knowledge through ethno-botanical studies is important for the conservation of biological and cultural diversities.
Pratima Bisen, Pushpalata Kamleshiya. Dicotyledonous herbaceous plant biodiversity of Balaghat City (M.P.) and Surrounding Area. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 63-72